The photo above featuring fascinating hoodoos and spires was taken along a portion of the Fairyland Loop Trail in Utah’s Bryce Canyon National ParkPhotographer: Nel Graham

Hoodoos are erosional landforms that take shape whenever a relatively hard rock, such as limestone, overlays more readily erodible material, such as sandstone and or shale. The limestone acts to shield the softer rock from the elements, thus retarding the rate of erosion. Bryce Canyon hoodoos are derived from the Claron Formation. Photo snapped in July 2010, in between cloudbursts.

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